School policy is: that all students study a core programme of at least three courses in Year 12. Some students may have opted to study four.
A small number of our most able students may have taken early AS levels in Year 11 – some of these students will have then completed full A level courses by the end of Year 12 (please see ‘Early Entry’ below for further information).
In Year 13, most students will continue with a programme of three (A level) courses. Exceptional students may continue with more than three A levels in Year 13.
In the summer exam series of 2018, students in Year 12 were not entered for linear AS examinations.
To stretch and challenge our most able students, Beths had a well-established programme of allowing Year 11 students to study for one or more full AS level alongside a full programme of GCSEs. However, with the introduction of the new style GCEs, early entry AS levels have now been phased out of our Key Stage 4 curriculum. The current Year 13 cohort are the last students to experience early entry AS and A levels at Beths; some students may therefore have achieved a full A level in Maths, Electronics or Computer Science during the 2018 examination series.
UCAS Predicted Grades:
UCAS predicted grades are based on the professional judgement of subject teachers and are informed by:
- Year 12 Trial (internal) examinations
- Year 13 First Trial examinations
- Teacher assessment throughout the year, including assessed classwork, homework, test scores and coursework/controlled assessments
- Individual circumstances which may have contributed to a performance below expectations either during the year or during trail/public exams.